Elusive

Elusive

Elusive,

Yet we remain adamant!

 

Is He a figment of our imagination?

 

Among all concepts of His existence, acceptance or rejection, the common thread is that humans are fixated in search for something! For most it is materialistic, while others look for beyond for the subtle. However all searches soon transform into a desire to experience something new! In this continuous spiral, at some stage one breaks-away with a desire to search for the ultimate Supreme satisfying power.

 

But He forever remains elusive and the seeker adamant.

 

At the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar, I turned attention at the pursuits of the monks. Sub-consciously my mind was resonating the verse by 9th Nanak (Guru Tegh Bahadur), in which he reminded the act of reflection on the Self-Consciousness to unfurl the elusiveness of the Supreme.

 

Elusive is the Supreme.

Yogis, celibates, penitents and clever people have failed.

 

In an instant, He changes beggar to king and king to beggar.

Fills what is empty & empties what is filled.

 

He Himself spread and beholds the worldly expanse.

Assuming forms, playing games, He remains detached.

 

Incalculable, infinite, incomprehensible and immaculate, He, has misled the entire world.

Cast your doubts; says Nanak: O mortal, focus your consciousness on His Feet.

 

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Photo: Monks in search of the elusive!

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Photo: Monks in search of the elusive!

 

 

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Photo: Monks in search of the elusive!

 

 

Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Photo: Monks in search of the elusive!

 

 

4 Comments

  1. vasuuvijayakumaran

    everything in the universe is moving through the darkness our mind also light is our own like our stars&galaxys.

  2. Harawant Singh

    The usual precision of light, colours and the subjects being used. Very good pictures, Sir.

    I am not much of a ritual person but always believe that if you want to communicate with Him, just speak to Him as the mind desire.

  3. dipika

    Nothing can be truer than this…No one knows the state of the Supreme…though many claim so.
    It’s a God given gift to you that when you work with your camera invaluable Verses from Guru Granth Sahab strike your mind.
    Lucky you
    Regards

  4. R Sandhu

    Your photographs convey the depth of the words of gurbani so succinctly, a touching experience!

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